Welcome to the Pioneer Family! Image of ox mascot and students on campus sidewalk with masks.
Welcome to the Pioneer Family! Image of ox mascot and students on campus sidewalk with masks.
Welcome to the Pioneer Family! Image of ox mascot and students on campus sidewalk with masks.
Welcome to the Pioneer Family! Image of ox mascot and students on campus sidewalk with masks.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Reserve your space for Fall 2021 Virtual Academic Orientation now!

All of us at Alfred State College would like to extend a warm welcome to our incoming students. We are here to help and want to make your transition into the Alfred State family as smooth as possible through our New Student Orientation program.

This comprehensive program involves a visit to campus, so On Your Mark, we encourage you to schedule an in-person visit and then Get Ready to complete an online All Things Alfred State Pre-Orientation module. Next, Get Set to discover your educational journey during Virtual Academic Orientation, and Hit the Ground Running during Week of Welcome.

Information from Admissions, Academics, Health and Wellness Services, Student Life, Athletics, and others will be shared to ensure that you have all your questions answered by the end of your Orientation experience. Our goal for you and your family is not only to introduce you to the rich history of the college but also to begin a relationship that will continue on well after graduation.

On behalf of everyone here at the college, welcome to the Alfred State Family!

On your mark

Come Visit Your
Home Away From Home

As the first step in your Orientation experience, we invite you to come to campus for a visit and check out your new home away from home. In-person, on-campus visits and Accepted Student Days are currently available for the spring semester. If you are unable to come for a visit, we also provide plenty of other ways to engage with the campus. For more information, visit the Admissions Visit Us page.

Get ready

Begin Pioneering Your Path
All Things Alfred State

The first required component of New Student Orientation is to complete All Things Alfred State, which is an online pre-orientation module that will walk you through key areas of campus, giving you incredible information that is important to your successful transition to Alfred State. It is strongly encouraged that this component be completed before your Virtual Academic Orientation session.

Get set

Continue Your Journey at
Virtual Academic Orientation

Virtual Academic Orientation is required for all full-time new and transfer students. You’ll have a chance to:

  • Meet with academic department faculty
  • Receive your class schedule
  • Meet other incoming students
  • Attend academic advising sessions
  • Learn about academic support services
  • Get your questions answered (Health and Wellness, Technology Services, Financial Aid, Residential Life, Dining Services, ordering books and tools)
  • Virtually tour the campus spaces (classrooms, dining hall, residence halls, etc.)

Hit the ground running!

Get Involved During
Week of Welcome

We offer so many exciting ways for you to get involved on campus during our annual Week of Welcome scheduled for Aug. 25 - 29, 2021. Once you have moved in, you’ll be able to take part in many different social events intended to help you become engaged on campus and build meaningful personal and social connections. Activities include:

  • Club Fair
    Learn more about the 100-plus student clubs and organizations on campus and find the ones that are just right for you!
  • On-Campus Job Fair
    Explore on-campus student employment opportunities for both temporary service and work study-eligible positions.
  • Student Life 101 Resource Tables
    Connect with on-campus resources such as Tutoring and Support Services, the Center for Intercultural Unity, Technology Services, University Police, ACES (dining services), and others who are here to support you throughout your time at Alfred State.
  • Academic Support
    Meet with your adviser; tours of the Student Success Center, Library, classrooms and labs, Printing 101, and Academic Advising.

Contact us

Office of Student Engagement
Student Leadership Center, Suite 204
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: 607-587-3114 OR
Email: orientation@alfredstate.edu